Its answer to the national deficit and social spending appears to be all rands and no sense.
The government expects to grow its tax base by allowing companies to increase the amount they can transfer out of South Africa in foreign capital.
Unspent funds will be allocated elsewhere if projects aren't implemented, warns Gordhan.
Can he contain the public sector wage bill without sparking more devastating strikes?
High and low earners also found some cheer in a budget focused on stimulating growth.
Gordhan offers new incentives for a programme that he sees as being key to youth employment.
Weaker demand for mineral products and labour unrest have been flagged as economic risk factors.
Tencent is dominating China's business and social platforms, and for good reason.
The debate about gender-based violence is easily obscured by statistics, as horrifying as they may be.
Hunger gnaws at their resolve, but striking miners won't be swayed from their R12â€‰500 goal.
Mine owners face an ethical and legal nightmare in trying to deal with illegal shafts.
Parliament's committee on mineral resources says gas and oil should be treated differently to mining.
Investments on behalf of SA's public servants consistently perform better than the JSE.
Parliament is considering clamping down on lenders charging illegal rates.
Traders admit to using chatrooms to trade ahead of the volatile period before benchmarks were set.
Investors have been attracted by the industry's performance spurred by strong market growth.
The currency's trade volume and volatility is keeping currency analysts on their toes.
A narrowing of the worrisome trade deficit will not be thanks to a the spiralling currency, say experts.
US and Chinese figures are testing the nerves of investors still coming to terms with the QE retreat.
Slow growth, a rising deficit â€” and an election â€” leave the finance minister little room to manoeuvre.